Named errors

Jeff Lightner jlightner at
Fri Jun 30 11:54:32 UTC 2006

Restated:  You don't need to upgrade the Solaris to upgrade the BIND

I'm surprised though that anyone is using Solaris 7.  When I went to
Solaris Admin classes a few years back they taught 2.6 and 8 (2.8) and
specifically said no one should use 7 (2.7) as it was fairly buggy.  

-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounce at [mailto:bind-users-bounce at] On
Behalf Of David Miller
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:07 PM
Cc: comp-protocols-dns-bind at
Subject: Re: Named errors

In any case I say download the 9.3.2 source, compile, and use that  
instead. It takes about a couple of minutes. Run named-checkconf  
against your named.conf and correct any errors. There really is no  
reason not to be running the latest version of BIND9.
On Jun 28, 2006, at 4:26 PM, Barry Margolin wrote:

> In article <e7ufg5$223k$1 at>,
>  Gregory Hicks <ghicks at> wrote:
>>> Subject: RE: Named errors
>>> Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:21:07 -0400
>>> From: "Jeff Lightner" <jlightner at>
>>> To: <gary at>, "Kevin Darcy" <kcd at>
>>> Cc: <bind-users at>
>>> Well now it IS broke ain't it?
>>> If you tell them the most likely cause is that you were hacked  
>>> that in
>>> tandem with the fact it is not working properly should get them  
>>> to let
>>> you upgrade.
>> Actually, I'd put it more 'diplomatically' as in:
>> " The Bind that we are using is WELL past its "use-by" date.  I  
>> need to
>> upgrade to a much later version.  although I cannot positively state
>> that our name server has been hacked, everything I have now points to
>> that.
> Where are you getting the idea that his log messages point to that?
> "Bad referrel" errors indicate problems on other servers, not problems
> on your own.  Akamai also pulls some funny games with DNS to implement
> their global load balancing, and these often result in complaints from
> DNS servers.
> So if you're suggesting that Jeff lie to his bosses to get them to let
> him upgrade, at least be honest about it.
> -- 
> Barry Margolin, barmar at
> Arlington, MA
> *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
> *** PLEASE don't copy me on replies, I'll read them in the group ***

David Miller
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